Period
to 16 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Tester
South East > Surrey
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 118 107
Rank change year-on-year 0 -11 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 45 23 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.39% 0.87% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 0.91% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 15 16
Surrey median daily rate £400 £338 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.52% -4.26% -14.02%
10th Percentile £308 £251 £288
90th Percentile £460 £404 £406
South East median daily rate £398 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +17.78% -3.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Surrey median hourly rate £9.50 £12.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% -68.75% +23.08%
10th Percentile £9.25 £10.00 £35.00
90th Percentile £9.75 £12.75 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £34.37
% change year-on-year - -63.63% -8.35%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Surrey
Contract vacancies in Surrey with a recognized job title 3,054 2,523 2,243
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.29% 95.06% 95.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,138 1,778 1,496
Surrey median daily rate £468 £426 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +2.71% +3.75%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £211
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 81 109
Surrey median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -22.22% +15.30%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.25 £11.49
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £46.00
South East median hourly rate £20.12 £18.00 £19.44
% change year-on-year +11.79% -7.38% +7.97%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Surrey

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Tester in Surrey.

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Surrey

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Surrey over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Surrey

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester in Surrey.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Surrey

Tester
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Surrey region over the 6 months to 16 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reigate - 17 £400 - 2
Guildford - 5 £400 -
Woking +9 4 £400 +32.78%
Staines -17 2 £425 -
Epsom +4 1 - -
Leatherhead 0 1 £325 -13.33% 2
Weybridge - 1 £375 -
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Surrey region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 36 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 31 (68.89%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (48.89%) SQL
4 20 (44.44%) Scrum
5 19 (42.22%) Finance
6 18 (40.00%) Test Strategy
7 17 (37.78%) Regression Testing
8 15 (33.33%) QA
9 14 (31.11%) Selenium
10 13 (28.89%) User Stories
11 12 (26.67%) Python
12 11 (24.44%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (24.44%) SDLC
13 10 (22.22%) Manual Testing
14 9 (20.00%) BDD
14 9 (20.00%) Performance Testing
14 9 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
15 8 (17.78%) TDD
15 8 (17.78%) JMeter
15 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
15 8 (17.78%) T-SQL
15 8 (17.78%) JIRA
15 8 (17.78%) ISTQB
15 8 (17.78%) HP Quality Center
15 8 (17.78%) WebDriver
16 7 (15.56%) Cucumber
16 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
16 7 (15.56%) C#
16 7 (15.56%) E-Commerce
16 7 (15.56%) JavaScript

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (13.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.22%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) BrowserStack
2 3 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.22%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) MySQL
2 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (31.11%) Selenium
2 8 (17.78%) JIRA
2 8 (17.78%) JMeter
2 8 (17.78%) WebDriver
3 7 (15.56%) Cucumber
3 7 (15.56%) Protractor
4 6 (13.33%) Visual Studio
5 5 (11.11%) SoapUI
5 5 (11.11%) SpecFlow
5 5 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
7 3 (6.67%) Gatling
7 3 (6.67%) GitLab
7 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
7 3 (6.67%) Mocha
7 3 (6.67%) SonarQube
7 3 (6.67%) TeamCity
7 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (4.44%) NeoLoad
8 2 (4.44%) TestNG
General
1 19 (42.22%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Banking
3 5 (11.11%) Retail
4 2 (4.44%) Back Office
4 2 (4.44%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.22%) Automotive
5 1 (2.22%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) Gherkin
2 3 (6.67%) Chai
3 2 (4.44%) .NET
3 2 (4.44%) CSS
3 2 (4.44%) SOAP
4 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.22%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (2.22%) Node.js
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.22%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.22%) Analytical Mindset
1 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.22%) Infotainment
1 1 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Linux
2 4 (8.89%) Windows
3 1 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 31 (68.89%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (44.44%) Scrum
4 18 (40.00%) Test Strategy
5 17 (37.78%) Regression Testing
6 13 (28.89%) User Stories
7 11 (24.44%) SDLC
7 11 (24.44%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (22.22%) Manual Testing
9 9 (20.00%) BDD
9 9 (20.00%) Performance Testing
9 9 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
10 8 (17.78%) TDD
11 7 (15.56%) Acceptance Criteria
11 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (15.56%) E-Commerce
12 5 (11.11%) Defect Management
13 4 (8.89%) Microservices
13 4 (8.89%) OWASP
13 4 (8.89%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 22 (48.89%) SQL
2 12 (26.67%) Python
3 8 (17.78%) T-SQL
4 7 (15.56%) C#
4 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
5 5 (11.11%) Java
6 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.22%) C
6 1 (2.22%) C++
6 1 (2.22%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.22%) Groovy
6 1 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) ISTQB
2 7 (15.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (6.67%) ISEB
3 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.44%) HP ALM
3 1 (2.22%) Grafana
3 1 (2.22%) Graphite
3 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.22%) FNZ